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Prawns peri peri

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


Peri peri sauce:

• ½ cup olive oil

• 4 cloves garlic

• 4 bird's eye chillies

• 2 red chillies

• 1 tsp (5ml) paprika

• 1 onion, chopped

• 2 very ripe tomatoes, chopped

• 1 lemon, juice of

• 2 tsp (10ml) brown sugar

• 2 tbsp (30ml) red wine vinegar

• Salt, to taste


• 1kg prawns
• ¾ cup peri peri sauce
• Handful chopped parsley

Preparation method

Peri peri sauce:

  1. Place the oil, tomatoes and garlic in a pot, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and blend.


  1. Remove heads, but leave shells intact.
  2. Make a shallow slit down the back of each prawn, and remove vein if desired. Rinse, and pat dry.
  3. Heat oil and butter in a pan until very hot.
  4. Add prawns (in batches so they don’t boil) and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add about ¾ cup peri peri sauce to the pan, bring to the boil and add prawns.
  6. Cook for 3 minutes or so, and serve.